Admin

Arrival & Dismissal

ARRIVAL
Our school doors open at 7:30am. Bus riders are dropped off in the back circle and enter thru the back doors. All car riders are dropped off in the front circle and must enter through the front doors. Students are permitted to enter the school at 7:30a.m.. Please plan accordingly as our teachers do not report to duty until this time. Breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. Your child must arrive before 7:50 a.m. in order to receive breakfast. The doors to the dining hall will close at 7:50 a.m. Learning at Calvin Donaldson begins PROMPTLY at 8:00a.m. PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED TO WALK THEIR CHILD TO CLASS IN THE MORNING. THE EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE IS PRE-K AS THEY MUST BE SIGNED IN BY AN ADULT IN THE CLASSROOM. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE IN OUR BUILDING.


Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be counted TARDY. Again, learning at Calvin Donaldson begins at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. MUST be accompanied to the office and signed in by a parent or adult guardian. All excessive tardies will be reported to the appropriate school officials and magnet students with excessive tardies will be asked to return to their zoned school. Please make sure your child arrives on time so he/she doesn’t miss any learning opportunities.  IF YOUR CHILD IS TARDY, PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ARE FED BREAKFAST.  THE OFFICE DOES NOT ALWAYS HAVE BREAKFAST ITEMS AVAILABLE.  


DISMISSAL

We begin dismissal at 2:50 p.m.  Bus riders are dismissed as they arrive thru the cafeteria.  

Pre-K students are dismissed from the side cafeteria door beginning at 2:30 p.m.  PLEASE do not come to the front doors.  You will be asked to enter thru the side cafeteria doors.  You should PARK in the parking lot and walk to the doors.  We have 2 small buses that will be entering into the parking lot and cannot maneuver around randomly parked cars.  Please park in a marked spot. 

Van riders are dismissed from the front of the building.  They report to the gym while waiting for their van.  

Walkers are dismissed from the front of the building.

NO CARS SHOULD PARK IN THE FRONT CIRCLE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM AND 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM.  IF YOU DO, YOU ARE IN DANGER OF BEING TOWED AS THIS IS A TOW AWAY ZONE.  YOU BLOCK THE CAR AND BUS LINE WHEN YOU PARK IN THIS AREA.  IF YOU MUST COME IN THE SCHOOL DURING THESE TIMES, PLEASE PARK IN THE PARKING LOT. 

EARLY DISMISSALS
Classroom instruction continues until 2:50 p.m. The full school day is important for all students. If you must check out your child prior to dismissal, please report to the office. You will be asked to sign a register and may be asked to show picture ID. The office staff will call the student for dismissal. Parents should not go to the classroom to dismiss their child. Students will only be allowed to leave with persons listed on their enrollment card. A parent/guardian must provide a written note if someone else has been given permission to pick his/her child up from school.

Students may not be dismissed from school between 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Regular dismissal procedures must be followed after that time. Any changes in transportation MUST be reported to the staff no later than 2:30 p.m. This is to ensure a safe, orderly dismissal each day.

FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS, NO PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE CLASSROOM UNLESS A PRIOR APPT HAS BEEN MADE.  ALL STUDENTS WILL BE CALLED TO THE OFFICE. 


*If there will be a change in your child’s transportation, please make arrangements the evening before and send a note with your child the next morning. We ask that a note be sent regarding any changes in transportation. Calls to the office should be limited to emergency situations only.  Daily phone calls for transportation changes will not be accepted. 

* It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to inform and provide the school with current documentation if anyone is legally restricted from contact with a child.




 

 

 

 

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